Three Family Fun Boating Activities To Try This Summer

Summer is almost here, and after a long winter and months of social distancing, everyone in the Raleigh area is itching to get out and have some fun. Fortunately, Motor Boatin’ has great family fun options that keep us all safe during the pandemic.

Here are three of our favorite family activities on boats:

  1. Towables: Any toy that one can tie onto the back of a boat, throw kids on and haul off into the water is guaranteed family fun. Whether it’s a simple old-school tube or a big fancy one, it doesn’t really matter. Kids and adults will have a blast on them. If you want kids who are dead tired after a day on a boat, this is definitely the way to go.
  2. Floating islands: Islands and platforms are great. We love to find a quiet area on a lake and set one of these up. It basically extends the ‘square footage’ of the boat to have a little more living space for everyone to spread out and enjoy the day, much like adding a patio to a home, but easier. The extra space also allows more designated splash areas away from those members of the family who want a more laid-back day on a boat.
  3. Fishing: We are always surprised at how much kids love fishing. Even the ones you think would be completely bored with fishing are usually really into it. And to go fishing off a boat is even more exciting. There’s a lot of family fun in cruising a lake, finding what one hopes will be a great spot, casting a line and seeing what one catches. And the cool thing about fishing on a boat is that there’s a sense of accomplishment and learning after a day of fishing.

Our boats book up quickly, so let us know if you have any questions or book your boat today!

Ways Boating Improves Health

Peaceful and relaxing or thrilling and exciting, boating is a great solution for those that seek out either scenario. Many seek out the former because they enjoy boating as an escape. Others enjoy the latter because they enjoy fishing or jet skiing. Motor Boatin’ has compiled a few ways boating improves health. 

3 ways boating improves health:

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  1. De-stressing: Boat navigators enjoy the control of being at the helm, but also find relaxation with charting their own path through the water. Some feel that being near water de-stresses them, which is why they enjoy going to a lake. Passengers on the boat who may not want to navigate get to enjoy nature and go with the flow. Relaxing on a pontoon boat may be just what is needed.
  2. Fresh air and sunshine: Getting out on the water allows for fresh air and much-needed vitamin D. Fresh air and sunshine allows for a clear mind, easing any depression and relieving anxiety. Fresh air is also great for the digestive and cardiovascular system. Most of all it just makes us happier!
  3. Connecting with nature: Time on the boat is great for reflecting and re-centering. We all need time to unplug and get away from it all. It’s a good time to set goals, relax, and spend quality time with family and friends.
  4. Thrill-seeking: Some enjoy the adrenaline rush of jet skiing. Whether solo or tandem, jet skiing is for the thrill-seekers who like to zip around the lake (following boating and lake rules). Jet skis may increase heart rate and have many asking, are you up for a jet-skiing adventure?

Whether you want to take a break from work stress, laugh a while, or feel excitement, there are boating options out there that can improve health and well-being. Motor Boatin’ has fishing and pontoon boat rentals as well as jet ski rentals. Contact us today to get on the water.

Myths & Facts about Boating

There are many myths floating around about boating. We are here to provide the facts to make the decision about boating easier. Let’s bust those myths and get you out on the water to begin enjoying one of the best ways to unplug, stay active, and relish the beautiful North Carolina outdoors.

Here are some myths that need busting:

  • Boating is costly: Boat rentals are actually very affordable and there are many types of boats to choose from to accommodate any budget. While owning a boat is out of the question for many, having the option to rent is a great opportunity for boaters to feed their passion.
  • Boating is not exciting: On the contrary, boating is very exciting! It is a great way to spend electronic-free quality time with family and friends while connecting with nature. There are many activities that can be incorporated into a day out on the boat including jet skiing, tubing, picnicking, fishing, and swimming.
  • Boating is complex: Driving a boat is not complicated. Boat rental companies show you how to operate the different types of boats, learn to steer the boat in the direction the boater wants to go and as long as boaters follow all safety precautions, they are in for an amazing experience on the water.
  • Boat ownership is a must: This is surely not a requirement for enjoying a day out on the boat. Boat rentals are affordable and it does not come with the added responsibility of boat ownership.

At Motor-Boatin’ our goal is to offer affordable and entertaining rentals that help families and communities have fun together while enjoying the natural beauty of North Carolina. Our quality rentals are the perfect ingredients for an afternoon of fun, recreation, and relaxation. It will lead to fond memories that will last a lifetime.

How to Safely Enjoy a Day Out on the Boat

The newest term in all of our vocabularies is… social distancing. One of the biggest questions we have been asked at Motor Boatin’ is, can one rent a boat and social distance safely? The answer is yes! But there are some very specific ways to stay socially distant while on the water.

4 ways Motor Boatin’ is promoting social distancing while renting boats are:

  1. Families Only: We are trying to rent our boats only to couples, families, and groups that have already been together through the stay-at-home order. We don’t want a large party on a boat, or any additional spread of the coronavirus happening on one of our boats.
  2. Regular Cleanings: After each boat is rented and comes back in, it gets a thorough cleaning and disinfecting. Our cleaner is a commercial grade disinfectant approved by the CDC to kill all viruses, whether it is the coronavirus or something else.
  3. Time Spacing: We are spacing out our rentals to ensure that there is no rush during our cleaning process or potential spread between boaters.
  4. Spacing on Land: While on the boat, all boat renters have enough space between them to cover the social distancing requirements. However, on land and on the docks, we are requiring our guests keep at least 6 feet apart as well. Spacing out our rentals limits the number of guests that are on the docks at any given time, as well.

If you are cooped up and need to get out of the house, we would love to help out your family!  At Motor Boatin’, our rentals will make the time on the water a memorable one. Take a moment now to reserve one of our quality rentals for this weekend.

Safe Outdoor Social Distancing Activities

Life as we know it has changed for us all. We are living in unprecedented times but we are also experiencing something we had never had so much of before: TIME. We have more time on our hands than we could have ever imagined. So how can we take advantage of this gift of time that we have been given?

Here is a list of fun outdoor activities we have put together to do alone or with the household:

  • Walk/Jog: Take a walk or jog with the family and pets in the park or greenway. There is nothing better than fresh air when one has to be isolated at home for most of the day.
  • Hike: Hiking is an immense stress reliever, it calms the mind and is a great escape from the home while providing an excellent workout. Enjoy the scenic trails and appreciate the beauty of nature that is all around us.
  • Picnic: Get the family out of the house for a picnic. The time outside will be remarkable for physical health and will help boost everyone’s mood. Grab some sandwiches, fruits, and simple games and enjoy some family time.
  • Fishing: Fishing allows one to unplug, destress and relax. Whether you’re a seasoned pro at fishing or just like to fish for fun, what an awesome activity that can be done alone or with the family. It’s a perfect opportunity to get out of the house.
  • Boating: Of course our favorite activity we recommend, is getting the family out on the lake for a boat ride. Boating gets you away from the daily grind. Set sail, appreciate the wonderful outdoors and bask in the sunshine.

There are many benefits of being outdoors and active especially at this time. Motor boatin’ is here for our community to provide boat and Jet Ski rentals. We are doing our part to prevent the spread of the virus by following all CDC guidelines and making sure all our boats and equipment are sanitized regularly. Give us a call today and get out on the water!

The Top Four Reasons Boaters Love Falls Lake

 Falls Lake is one of the most popular lakes in the Raleigh area and it’s our personal favorite as well. We love it so much that we have based our recreational boat rental business on this lake!

Here are a few reason boaters love Falls Lake:

  1. So much space to explore: Falls Lake is pretty big. It stretches out through 12,000 acres, providing lots of space to take a boat out. There are wider areas to really let loose and smaller areas for more quiet relaxation. We find that whatever kind of boating experience we want, Falls Lake has a spot for it.
  2. Close to home but still a getaway: The lake is pretty central to Raleigh and Durham, but it’s still a little bit out of the way. The short drive coupled with the undeveloped surroundings makes it feel like you’re really away while still being close to home.
  3. Activities: There are many activities beyond boating available at Falls Lake. You can camp and make a whole weekend out of boating, enjoying beaches, hiking trails, mountain biking, fishing and more.
  4. Year-round appeal: Because it’s undeveloped, you get to really enjoy nature’s beauty at this lake. The lushness of summer, the colors of fall, the quiet stillness of winter and the burst of new growth in the spring are all on full display at Falls Lake.

To us, the best way to enjoy Falls Lake is by boat, which is why we’re in the business that we are in. Rent a boat and spend some time on Falls Lake. Check out the boats and jet skis available to rent or contact us with any questions. Don’t forget to take advantage of the special we are running for the month of February – purchase a rental and get free rental insurance and a towable tube.

3 Autumnal Activities on Falls Lake

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It is officially fall in North Carolina, the temperatures have dropped, the leaves are falling, and school is back in session. However, fall in North Carolina is one of the best times to experience the great outdoors and what better place to spend these autumn weekends than at Falls Lake.

Here are our top three activities to do during the autumn season at Falls Lake:

1. Sunset boat ride: Autumn evenings out on the water are some of the most beautiful. Not only will you experience the wonder of North Carolina’s autumn colors reflecting off the water, but oftentimes fall is the least busy time of the year which means peace and tranquility. We recommend taking out one of our Pontoon Boats, a couple of friends, some snacks, and a good playlist.

2. Mid-day fishing trip: What better way to spend the weekend than fishing! Mid-day autumn is the best time to cast the line as water temperatures are typically higher. We recommend taking out our ProCamp boat for the more shallow areas or just fishing along the shoreline.

3. Camping: November is a great time to camp, not only will the campgrounds be less busy, but the temperatures rarely go below 40 degrees. Grab the sleeping bags, a tent and some friends and spend the night under the stars. There’s no better way to spend an autumn night than in nature, by a campfire roasting s’mores!

Who says summer is the only time to enjoy a day at the lake? Take advantage of the natural beauty North Carolina has to offer by getting outside this weekend at Falls Lake. Spend the day out fishing, hiking, camping, or just watching the sun sink behind the trees. At Motor Boatin’, we offer a variety of rental boat options for you to enjoy. Contact us today to reserve your weekend fun.

Four of the Best Things to do at Falls Lake

There are a lot of things to do at falls lake. Spending a summer at falls lake could be done with no problem! We are going to tell you our favorite three things to do at falls lake!

Before we share our four favorite things to do, we want to share a few honorable mentions. We also love hiking, swimming, boating (non-gasoline powered), and checking out the beaver dams at Falls Lake.

While spending the weekend at Falls Lake, our favorite four things to do at the lake are:

  • Boating: Our pontoon boats are the peak of Falls Lake. Many individuals coming out to Falls Lake to enjoy Falls Lake Recreation will end up renting one of our boats to spend the day on the lake.
  • Jet Skis: One of the best ways to enjoy the water and break up the day on pontoon boats or fishing is to rent a jet ski. Our jet skis are available in half-day or whole day rentals.
  • Fishing: Falls lake is known for its amazing fishing. Having five different types of fish including largemouth bass and two types of catfish puts Falls lake a few steps ahead of any other regular fishing spot. There are also multiple ways to fish at Falls Lake. Renting a motorboat or paddle/ non-gasoline boat are the two most popular ways.
  • Camping: Many of our boat renters want to spend more time on the boats or want one day to enjoy jet skis. For those individuals, we really suggest camping in the Falls Lake Grounds. It’s a great way to enjoy both boats and jet skis.

Are you planning on spending a weekend at Falls Lake this Fall? Then, our team at Motor Boatin’ would love to be part of your trip! We have phenomenal boats for fishing, jet skis, and more available to rent. Click here to learn more now.

The Top 3 Lakes You Can Find Motor Boatin’ Boats on the Lake.

Motor Boatin’ allows their boat renters to travel with the boats they rent. Taking boats to other locations can provide a nice change from Falls Lake. Different lakes provide the opportunity to do different things. Where one lake might lack another might succeed.Lake Norman Boat Rental

The only catch with bringing a boat to another location is the delivery fee and that the boat must be back on time. There is a $200 fee for delivery to another lake if a renter delivers boat themselves there is no delivery fee, but rental insurance is added.

The top three lakes to travel to in North Carolina are:

  • Lake Norman: This is the largest man-made freshwater lake in North Carolina. There are multiple boat access points and amazing fishing it makes for a great time. The amount of fish and birds that live on the fifty-five-year-old lake is astounding. New sightings are registered every year. Make sure to look at the water’s edge to see if there is anything cool! There are very nice beaches as well.
  • Jordan lake: Being located just south or Raleigh and Durham they have a very easily accessible site. Having 13,940 acres allows a lot of different activities to be done. There are over 1,000 campsites, including RV hook ups and tent camping. Fishing is also allowed at Jordan lake and there are 17 miles of hiking trails along with easily accessible clean beaches and islands!
  • Lake James: Lake James is an amazing place to go. Here they allow Jet skis, camping on shore, and fishing. Lake James is better known for a few other things including many blockbuster films like Last of The Mohicans and The Hunt for Red October.

Check out these amazing lakes. Don’t forget there are many others in North Carolina. And remember Motor Boatin’ is always here for your boating needs! Check us out today!

A New Boat at Motor Boatin’

It’s been a busy summer at Motor Boatin’ and we’ve decided to buy a new boat! This boat can completely change the game on the lake. A new boat can create a lot of new things to do at the lake. This boat can pull tubes, fish from, go fast, and seat four people. This new boat is called the MAXUM.

 

With the MAXUM you can do a lot. There are also a few features on this new boat that are different from the other boats.

 

  • MAXUM 1800MX
  •  4 seats
  •  135 Horsepower
  •  885lbs Max Weight
  •  Bimini Top
  •  18 ft Length

 

What does this mean? Well, this boat has almost double the power as a sweet water pontoon. This boat can also reach speeds up to 45mph. Renting a boat like this would allow a great time for a family. Four seats allow the perfect amount for a family trip to the beach. Not too little space but just enough. This boat is great for tubing, fishing, and many other things can be done on this awesome boat!

If you want to book this boat or another one of our boats now, click here.